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September 16, 2008
The Stanford Superstars squad will take part in a six-week training camp beginning September 18. The camp, which will involve intense preparations, will run till the start of Stanford Super Series on October 25 when the Stanford Superstars take on Trinidad and Tobago in the opening match.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, currently contracted with Durham in county cricket will join the sixteen players later on. The players will be guided by head coach Eldine Baptiste and his expert team of professionals including assistant coach Roger Harper, fielding coach Julien Fountain, manager Lance Gibbs and assistant manager Cardigan Connor.
Meanwhile, chairman of the Stanford Superstars selection panel, Sir Vivian Richards announced two changes to the squad. Darren Sammy will replace Dwayne Bravo, who is recovering from ankle surgery, and Travis Dowlin will come in place of Xavier Marshall, who was omitted for undisclosed reasons.
Sammy, who hails from St Lucia, has played five Tests, 17 ODIs and five Twenty20s for the West Indies. Dowlin, who is yet to make his international debut, has played in 62 first-class matches and was Player of the Stanford 20/20 Tournament in 2006 when Guyana emerged winners.
The Stanford Super Series culminates with the Stanford 20/20 for 20 on November 1 when the Stanford Superstars take on England for US$20,000,000, the largest prize, so far, in the history of cricket.
Stanford Superstars squad: Lionel Baker, Sulieman Benn, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Lennox Cush, Travis Dowlin, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Chad Hampson, Lindon James, Sylvester Joseph, Dave Mohammed, Kieron Pollard, Daren Powell, Darren Sammy, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Jerome Taylor.
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